Get ready Texans fans – The Blonde Side is finally combining her love and knowledge of sports and travel and putting together a run road trip as the Houston Texans takes on the Atlanta Falcons October 4th.
We have very limited space (we only have room for seven more people), but here are the details (subject to change):
Dates: Friday, October 2 – Monday October 5 (morning)
*We will be leaving Friday morning at 7a SHARP. The trip is approximately an 11-hour drive (we’ll make all 11 hours fun, promise!) and we will be leaving Atlanta following the game on Sunday (it is a 12p game, so to be realistic, we will plan to leave the stadium at 5p) and driving home to aim for arriving back in Houston Monday morning around 7a.
The trip includes transportation to and from Atlanta (via Debbie the Texan’s brand new Texan-pimped out conversion van) and to the actual game (including parking), hotel accommodations (all are double occupancy, unless stated otherwise, which will be an increase in price), your game ticket on the Texans side, and a bunch of swag and goodies throughout the trip.
(Still working on some killer details, but lets just say we won’t have to pay for beer on the ride or while tailgating! Thanks Coors Light!)
Transportation: My good friend Debbie the Texan just got a brand new conversion van that is pimped out with Texans swag (see picture above).
Hotel: We will be staying in a hip place – Hotel Indigo, located in the Midtown section of Atlanta. We have priced this based on double occupancy, so either make a friend join you, or we’ll pair you with someone cool. If you want your own room, rates will go up, but still affordable!
The hotel is also giving each guest two free drinks at the hotel bar.
Game Ticket: Duh, what’s a Texan’s Road Trip without a game ticket? We are working with my pals at TicketCity to get the best price on some great tickets.
The tickets we have secured are Section 130, Row 22 on the Texans side (the corner). We have worked out a deal with TicketCity, so if you want different seats, we can arrange that, but know there will be a price increase. Ideally, we can all sit together.
Did I mention Coors Light is providing the beer for us to tailgate? So that’s covered too.
Swag: Details on this, but y’all know how The Blonde Side rolls. Expect some swag y’all. #Promise.
Reminder – this is a road trip – you know that saying life is about the journey, not the destination? It applies here. Eleven hours is a bit of a haul, but we’ll have a blast and we’ll be reppin’ the Texans the whole way down (did you see a picture of the van?).
Since we ONLY HAVE SEVEN MORE SPOTS, we need to know ASAP if you are coming. This is a first-come, first-serve trip. Also, half of the money is due when you RSVP for this trip. Since we are prepaying for the hotel, tickets, etc. it is non-refundable – but if you give us advance warning, we will try to find someone to take your place and refund you. Note, you will only get a refund if we can resell your spot.
TOTAL COST: $550
Again, we only have seven spots, so the first ones to message me AND PAY are on the bus! Even if you want to just get a $200 deposit down, you’re spot will be saved.
Questions or ready to sign up? Email ASAP: jayme @ theblondeside . com
If you are already planning on going to the game and just need tickets, let us know and you can get in on our group prices with TicketCity. You can also book a hotel room at our spot as we have a block reserved – call the hotel and ask for Paul and get “The Blonde Side’s block.”
The Blonde Side has also created a 10k team for the Run10Feed10 Series put on by Women’s Health Magazine. Please consider signing up to run with us (use code WHLAMM for $5 off, so it’s only a $30 donation and you get free swag!). Here is info on the race or you can donate a few bucks here.
*Details subject to change.